Above is the photo of the Citizens' Activity Center of Rebun Town and the left is the mascot character of Rebun Island. Its name is Atsumon. It is the namesake of so famous flower "Rebun Atsumori-sou".
The poster of the movie film is on the right.
This is one of the in-house BBQ table of the hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Rebun.
I so sorry for failing to post the photos I took in Rebun Island and Rishiri Island on my business jaunt.
What a comfy jogging on the premises of Hokkaido University in the morning of this season. Before most trees of other kinds start to extend their buds, cherry trees sweep the scenery with their beautiful pink of a variety.
Magnolia kobus was standing on the lawn and slightly swinging in the wind under the blue sky. The aroma of the flowers was so nice but not so strong.
Tulips were also started to bloom in the flower garden. Let's hit the road and enjoy the floral season of tourism;)
Today, Mr. Koji Oishi, the Chair of Hokkaido-jinkai(The Association of the people derived from Hokkaido) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada visited our office, the International Division, Office of Governor, Department of Policy Planning and Coordination, Hokkaido Government. We discussed on the possibility to cooperate with each other for the risk management, promotion of Hokkaido.
I would like to extend the photo of the best cherry blossoms in Sapporo today to all the members of Hokkaido-jinkai in Toronto and other part of this globe;)
The protagonists of this season fully flourished near my condo and on the premises of Hokkaido University.
Cherry blossoms were beginning to bloom. It was still cold yesterday.
It seemed that there was few narrow comparatively flat space on the west coast of the island. Carved by winds and waves, the west side of the island was like a citadel or tarmac for ultra light aircraft.
I promise to come back to and stay in this Inn under the cliff facing the ocean in summer and report on this blog in the future.
At the lookout on the peak of the hilly area, a Japanese poem was carved on the monument. "Northern storm hit harder day by day the seagulls that are hungry and crying." is on the monument blown by harsh wind from Northwest.
Why the people decided to live there ?